Thursday, May 25, 2006

Yom Yerushalayim

Today is Yom Yerushalayim at least in Israel, which commemorates the unification of Jerusalem. Evidently the religious camp has adopted Yom Yerushalayim and the secular camp Yom Haatzma'ut. This is sad considering that Israeli soldiers were involved in the liberation of Jerusalem, that we do not have the Temple Mount should mean nothing to a secular person, and the greatest problems involving going back to the 1967 borders (see post below) are Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The right of Jews to live in all of Jerusalem, our holiest city, is important in its own right and the day should not be considered a commemoration of the victory in the 6 Day War and the occupation of other territories.

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